Error Report - F. A. Hardin

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The link from F. A. Hardin's page ( to the hymn to the text Away with our sorrow and fear leads to Charles Wesley's hymn at, but there is no mention of Hardin on the Wesley page.

FYI, it looks like F. A. Hardin is Franklin Allen Hardin (1830-1921), according to the owner of the Web page at


F. A. Hardin wrote a chorus with the first line "Then why not be happy today?" which is added to Charles Wesley's "Away with our sorrow and fear" in the hymnal "Honey Out of the Rock" (# 30). The volunteer who entered the information for this hymn failed to differentiate the author of the stanzas from the author of the refrain, so that is why he appeared as the author of Charles Wesley's text.

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